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Spring is here, and while we enjoy the lighter nights, let's not forget about keeping homes safe.  Clocks go forward 1 hour on Sunday 31st March at 1 am.


Criminals could take advantage of open windows and propped open doors, even if it’s the back door. 


Keep you and your home safe this Spring by following these useful tips:


  • Make sure doors and windows are closed and locked. Even if you’re just popping out, lock up and secure your home.
  • Consider installing window locks to prevent intruders from easily opening your windows.
  • Consider installing a home security system with visible cameras and alarm systems to deter burglars.
  • Keep your valuables out of sight. Close blinds or curtains to prevent prying eyes from scouting your belongings. Shutting the blinds will keep your house cooler.
  • Give a spare key to a trusted neighbour or invest in a secure key lockbox.
  • Hosting family or friends in your garden - don’t invite burglars to the party. Keep your side entrance, back door, or garden gate closed/locked.
  • Tidying the garage or dusting off the bikes for spring adventures? Lock up and keep that garage door closed. It takes seconds for thieves to spot and take expensive tools/bikes/motor vehicles.
  • For extra security keep porch doors locked, wheelie bins away from low fences or garages, and sheds secure.
  • Regards




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    Dan Freeman
    (Northamptonshire Police, PCSO, NN8 Northampton)

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